Skip To Content

    We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page.

    21 Menswear Items That'll Help You Go Back To The Office In Style

    On the bright side, now you have an excuse to pick up some new gear.

    1. A classic oxford button-down shirt that you can mix and match all day long. Rock it with some chinos and a sport coat, or even toss it on with your favorite pair of denim for casual Fridays.

    2. A pair of classic slip-on penny loafers because even though you can't wear your slippers to work, you absolutely refuse to wear shoes that require the slightest bit of effort. Just slip these suckers on and you'll be out the door and looking great in no time.

    reviewer photos of the loafers in brown

    3. A versatile blazer that'll be your go-to on the days you have to give a presentation or attend some networking event. This one's easy, timeless, and perfect for folding up and squeezing in your backpack the second you don't have to wear it anymore.

    4. An extra pair of blue-light-blocking glasses so you have a spare pair to leave at the office, rather than taking the risk of breaking them in your backpack on hybrid days.

    5. A waterproof rain jacket since your commutes are back in full swing. This high-quality number from Patagonia will protect you from the elements *without* compromising your 'fit. Plus, it folds up into a small bundle that's easy to carry once the rain lets up.

    6. A Seiko automatic watch with a stainless-steel case and a canvas strap so you can *politely* count down the minutes to lunchtime without whipping out your phone.

    reviewer wearing the watch on their wrist

    7. An Everlane backpack that's made from recycled plastic bottles and is large enough to fit your 15-inch laptop with ease. What more could you ask from a daily cargo pack?

    8. A braided canvas belt to keep your pants up and your shirts neatly tucked.

    reviewer wearing the braided canvas belt in blue

    9. A pair of Madewell jeans that, and I'm hardly exaggerating, are probably the only office-appropriate pants you can comfortably bike to work in. Need I say more?

    10. A pack of cushioned crew socks that are nothing short of ideal — they are the perfectly soft, breathable second skins your sweat-prone feet deserve.

    11. A J.Crew "unsuit" that's made from a super soft cotton-linen blend that'll keep you looking put-together AF while keeping you from baking in the heat. Best of all, you can rock the blazer and pants together, or wear them as separates — which means you've got three day's worth of outfits for the week.

    12. A pack of classic Hanes undershirts that are great for protecting the majority of your torso from being tormented by itchy sweaters and stiff button-downs.

    13. And a pair of retro-inspired Nike Killshot OG sneakers that'll be the perfect complement to wear with your new linen suit.

    14. A pair of slick Chelsea boots I bet you'll be sporting day in and day out. They look just as polished with suits during the week as they do with jeans on the weekend — exactly the kind of versatility you demand from a shoe.

    reviewer wearing the boots in black with navy pants

    15. A roomy knit cardigan to leave on the back of your chair at work. Think of it as an insurance policy for those days when the office is basically an Arctic tundra — you know the ones I'm talking about.

    16. A good ol' polo shirt you can pull off in all sorts of ways — on its own, under a blazer, layered over a long-sleeve T-shirt — the list goes on...

    17. A camp shirt that's somehow formal enough for the office while still being ridiculously comfortable. The shirts are cut from a lightweight cotton fabric that feels great on the skin and will be sure to keep you cool when the heat strikes. It's definitely a winner.

    18. A pair of multifunctional chinos that, at this price, you're probably gonna wanna cop in every color. I think you just found one-half of your daily uniform.

    19. A floral-print tie because, if you've still gotta wear a tie in 2021, you might as well make it stand out.

    20. A fresh pair of polarized aviator sunglasses that'll come to the rescue when you inevitably make awkward eye contact in the elevator on your way up to the millionth floor.

    21. Lastly, an iconic baseball cap for those of you who are lucky enough to work in a casual office space. It's also for those who are working remotely (we didn't forget about you!). Regardless of where you work, this simple cap will ~top off~ any look.

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    illustrated banner